The record on "trust me" nominees

Souter, Blackmun, Stevens, Kennedy, O’Connor. The “trust me” nominees. Not a good track record.

Key Conservatives Demur on Miers – Los Angeles Times

He also said Miers was the sixth “trust me” nominee a Republican president had picked for the Supreme Court in the 40 years Weyrich had been a conservative activist. He cited the previous cases — David Souter, Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O’Connor — as breaking that trust because, in his view, they turned out to be moderates or liberals on many social issues.

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